Ultradeformable vesicles: concepts and applications relating to the delivery of skin cosmetics

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Skin aging is a phenomenon resulting in reduced self-confidence, thus becoming a major factor in social determinants of health. The use of active cosmetic ingredients can help prevent skin aging. Transfersomes are well known to be capable of deeply penetrating the dermis. This scoping review provides an insight into transfersomes and their prospective use in anti-aging cosmetics. Numerous reports exist highlighting the successful skin delivery of therapeutic agents such as high-molecular-weight, poorly water soluble and poorly permeable active ingredients by means of transfersomes. Moreover, in vitro and in vivo studies have indicated that transfersomes increase the deposition, penetration and efficacy of active ingredients. However, the use of transfersomes in the delivery of active cosmetic ingredients is limited. Considering their similar physicochemical properties, transfersomes should possess considerable potential as a delivery system for anti-aging cosmetics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)739-756
Number of pages18
JournalTherapeutic Delivery
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2021


  • cosmetic
  • scoping review
  • social determinants of health
  • transfersome
  • ultradeformable vesicle


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